Burlington TileHerringbone is a unique tile pattern that looks great in a variety of contexts. No matter where or how it is used, herringbone adds visual interest, offering a break from the usual horizontal and vertical tile patterns that take over typical kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. Eager to incorporate the herringbone look in your home but not sure how? The experts at Floor Coverings International Burlington ON share a few unique options for herringbone tile that are detailed below.


Many people hesitate to install tile in kitchens for fear that it is not sophisticated enough. Herringbone is the perfect solution, as it combines the inherent functionality of tile flooring with visual sophistication. In the kitchen environment, herringbone can be used on the floor or as a backsplash — both at the same time are not recommended, however. Homeowners typically favor herringbone tile in transitional kitchens, which effectively toe the line between traditional kitchen styles and more contemporary layouts.


The typical bathroom layout makes it difficult to install herringbone tile floors. However, herringbone patterns are increasingly popular for bathroom backsplashes, especially in showers and bathtubs. Herringbone looks especially impressive in muted shades of gray in contemporary bathrooms, although many homeowners have also installed green, white, or blue herringbone to great effect.


All too often, hallways are the most uninspiring spaces in the home. Thankfully, all it takes to transform a hallway from blah to beautiful is a herringbone tile floor. Consider adding some personality with a Southwest-style herringbone layout.

Laundry Rooms

Like hallways, laundry rooms tend to be utilitarian instead of attractive. Your laundry room can both be practical and stylish if you install beautiful herringbone tile. In the laundry room setting, herringbone looks best as a backsplash behind the washing machine and dryer. If your goal is to establish a rustic, easy-to-clean laundry room, consider installing tile flooring with a brick-like herringbone pattern.

Entryways and Mudrooms

Whether you have a grand entrance or a small mudroom space in which guests can take off their shoes, you can easily gussy the area up with herringbone tile flooring. For a memorable mudroom look, try herringbone tile with a wood grain appearance.

Herringbone Accents

Not everybody desires to deck an entire room out in herringbone, in part because it is such an attention-grabbing feature. Sometimes, less is more — this definitely applies for herringbone tile. Because this pattern stands out so effortlessly, it works great as an accent. Examples include fireplace walls and shower accents.

There is no one correct way to pull off herringbone — the possibilities are endless when you commit to this unique tile layout. Whether you plan on redoing your bathroom, your kitchen, or your entryway, herringbone tile can add a new element of visual interest, thereby lending a refreshingly contemporary take on what will quickly become your favorite room in the house. Give the experts at Floor Coverings International Burlington ON a call today to discuss your different tile options and schedule a free in-home consultation. We proudly serve the greater Oakville and Burlington areas.